UCU Business Society elects its first president

By Agatha N. Biira

Philip Ayebare Bravo has become the first elected president of the Uganda Christian University (UCU) Business Society after an election held on July 20, 2022 at UCU where he garnered 76.35% of the votes against his opponent, Richard Paul Mujuzi, with 23.65%.

In an interview with the UCU Standard, Bravo said he is excited and ready to serve. “All I can think about right now is how best I am going to serve the school of business, especially the students, so that we can uplift each other,” Bravo said. “Right now it’s all excitement and I’m wondering how we are going to move ahead with each other,” he added.

Bravo stated that as the first ever elected president of the UCU Business Society, he intends to advocate for the interests of students and build a visible society aimed at influencing mature minds of leadership.

“I need to see that we can look into the possibilities of what different students of the School of Business can achieve. We need to build each other into people that can work together to create unity instead of division within the different courses within our school,” Bravo said.

Bravo said he will employ his manifesto to make his intentions and plans come to life. He plans on reducing the membership fee in order to motivate more students to subscribe to the society and its related activities and mobilizing for partnerships that will ensure a flow of services. He also plans on engaging students in social and co-curricular activities so as to build unity among the students of different courses in the School of Business.

Asked why he chose to run for the position of president, Bravo said it was his love for service and leadership and the desire to rebuild society into something big. He attributed his victory to God, for he answers prayers, and to the love and support from the students of the school of business.

“I have created relationships with students and I have continuously been a leader. In spite of having not achieving what I wanted in the beginning, I have continued to pursue leadership in the capacity that I have been,” Bravo said. 

“So, because of this hard work, I believe students have seen that I deserved the position and have given me their support. Without them, there wouldn’t have been an election, a person for me to come up against or a win for me to celebrate, “he added.

Phillip Bravo Ayebare supports celebrating following his declaration as Business Society President

Born to Dr. Onesmus Twinoweitu and the late Marie Oweitu, Bravo was raised in Kampala, Kyambogo, where he serves as the Publicity Secretary for the Youth Committee of Kyambogo parish. He also served as the Projects Manager for the Business Society before becoming president. For his O’level, he attended Greenhill Academy Kampala, Naalya Secondary School, Bweyogerere, and St. Peter’s Naalya.

Bravo commends UCU for contributing to the person he is right now. “It is not just UCU as an institution but also the community. You learn a lot of things from everyone that you study or interact with. I feel like whatever has been built in me has not been built in me just by my own self but by the people around me, “he said.